Nicki Minaj: MTV Video Music Awards 2012 [PHOTOS]

29-year-old Nicki Minaj made sure to bring on the sass while walking the red carpet at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 6th. The singer wore a mesh black body suit complete with red piping accents, a police style rhinestone cap and platform spiked heels. Minaj has been nominated for Best Female Video for “Starships,” Best Visual Effects in a Video for her “Turn Me On” video, and Best Hip-Hop Video with 2Chainz for “Beez in the Trap”.

Even though Nicki is supposed to be controversial and over the top when she makes public appearances, this look is not doing her any favors. It may be attention getting, but not in the right way. That body suit looks cheap despite the damask patterning. Her accessories could have worked with another ensemble, perhaps something a little more figure flattering and dressy. Too bad Miss Minaj!